Jaclyn Elise Gaddy and Russell Wayne Pate were married July 6, 2012 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. The wedding took place at 6:30 p.m. on the Bayview Terrace overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay. Mr. Adam Bennett, close friend of the groom and minister from Gulfport, Miss., officiated the ceremony. Dinner and dancing followed.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Allen Gaddy of Hoover. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Genie Paschal Harvey and the late Mr. Raymond Singletary Harvey and Mr. Rufus Herod Gaddy and the late Mrs. Louise Parker Gaddy, all of Aiken, S.C.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Wayne Pate of Hoover. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lewis Russell Jr. of Tuscaloosa and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Troy Pate of Winfield.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. The bride chose her sister-in-law, Tara Thompson Gaddy of Gulf Breeze, Fla., as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittney Elliott Pate of Atlanta and Sarah Ryan Pate of Hoover, sisters-in-law of the groom. Other bridesmaids were Mary Shaffer Bullington, Lauren Hart Cannon, Anna Katherine Mosher, Jillian Anne Adams and Leslie Wallace Carter, all of Hoover; and Brittany Roberts Fitzgerald of Nashville, Tenn. Alexandra Paige Gaddy, niece of the bride, of Gulf Breeze was the flower girl.
The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were brothers of the groom Barton Landon Pate of Hoover and Nicholas Sean Pate and Dustin Chad Pate, both of Atlanta. Other groomsmen were Jeffrey Ryan Gaddy of Gulf Breeze, brother of the bride; Jonathan William Hillard of Atlanta; Stephen McClain Cole of Dallas; John Andrew Payne of Jackson, Miss.; and Seth Miles McGuire Winchester of Madison, Miss.
The bride is a graduate of Auburn University and is employed by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as an associate financial advisor.
The groom is a cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University and was awarded a juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is employed by Southern Nuclear Operating Company as a regulatory affairs consultant.
Following a honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple lives in Hoover.